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The Simple Art of Murder?

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Headington Hill Hall

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Oxford, Oxfordshire

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The Simple Art of Murder?
Noir, True Crime, and Their Legacies

Monday April 24th 2017 @ 6pm in Headington Hill Hall



Please join us for this informal panel and discussion session, which brings together film industry professionals and internationally recognized researchers to discuss the aesthetics and impact of crime in popular culture.

At the centre of our conversation is the concept of NOIR. From modernist art to pulp fiction, noir describes a mood, a genre, a brand, and a diffuse sense of the world as a place of violence and alienation. Why then, we ask, are we compelled to tell and consume these stories with an almost perverse delight? Why do we use noir as a filter to turn murder into art?

In order to answer these questions, we zero in on one infamous true crime case: the unsolved 1947 murder of 22 year old Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles, better known as the Black Dahlia.

Our event welcomes staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and the public.

The event is free of charge, but please register for a place. Any questions, please contact Rosemary Bowler on 16042680@brookes.ac.uk or lsteenberg@brookes.ac.uk

Panellists:

Gary Golding
Film Programmer

Barry Gross
Cinematographer

Dr. Jane Potter
Reader in Publishing Studies

Dr. Lindsay Steenberg
Senior Lecturer in Film Studies

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